I'd use it if it made the difference of go/no go. After all, all diets, fasts, etc. are a form of undernutrition. Your body begins to burn excess tissue, fat, lumps, etc. because you've cut calories, not because some magic elixir is making it happen. I get between 800-1000 calories a day from the lemonade. My body is eating itself (autolysis), and stored in those tissues are nutrients as well as all the bad stuff. All the juice fast people I've read don't like water because it releases toxins too fast. Anyone without a wasting disease could easily do 10 days on water with no ill effects. It's just too hard for most people. It takes a real crisis to motivate one to go that route. I've had my crises and water did the trick. Now I'm doing MC/Ultimate. But none of these are chiseled in stone. You just can't find two books or practioners that can agree. Find what works well enough for you to incorporate into your life. The Master-Cleanse
is the easiest thing out there. For me the benefit is, I feel like I'm getting all the food I need. It just allows me to stay in calorie deficit for a longer period without the discomfort of water. All the advice on here is great and I read and consider it all. But the Lemonade Diet
is one among many. I think it's the easiest to prepare and comply with. People who can't do this one are probably really going to have a hard time on anything else. Also, I've found it a good practice to set a tentative number of days and then read your body. After all, unless you're very aged you have several years to experiment and find out what works for you. As Bragg said, "The wheels of nature gring slowly." I try not to get anxious and think this will fix everything in my life. It won't. I've been at this for years and I'm still broken in a lot of areas. My hope is for the ultimate fix in heaven. In the meantime I want to persue good health. The Lemonade Diet
/Ultimate Fast may be one good component of that.